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  • The Type-Rating Experience

    Aviation Mentor
    John Ewing
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Direct Seal Beach, when able ..."70 knots ... V1."  My right hand moves from the throttles to the control yoke. "92 knots, rotate." Hauling back on the yoke, pitching up 12 degrees, I notice the primary flight display has suddenly gone dark. To add to the confusion, the plane is now pointed pretty much straight into the blazing, late afternoon sun. The standby instruments are hidden in shadows and trying to fly with the co-pilot's PFD seems a dubious choice, at best. I'm certain the designated examiner is watching every move, but I'm oddly calm because crap like this has been occurring…
  • Welcome, drone pilots!

    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points
    Al Marsh
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Think you have all the ratings? If newly proposed FAA rules on drones get approved–it will take two years–as written, there will be a new type of “pilot” certificate (only required for commercial drone use) called Unmanned Aerial Systems Operator. (Can “Rocket Pilot” be far behind?) Most rule comment periods are 60 days, but apparently that limitation has been tossed away. Here’s the good news. An early draft of the regulations says you need to go to a Knowledge Test Center to take the written test. No previous flying experience, medical…
  • Icing and Turbulence Products Now Approved for Operational Decisions

    ForeFlight
    Scott Dennstaedt
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    If you have ever used the Current and Forecast Icing Products (CIP and FIP) or the Graphical Turbulence Guidance (GTG) product available in ForeFlight or on the Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website, you may have noticed a disclaimer at the top of the image like the one shown below. Essentially, FAA policy prohibited pilots from using this automated guidance to make operational decisions without also consulting the official forecasts, namely, G-AIRMETs and SIGMETs that are issued by meteorologists. Effective January 21, 2015 the NWS and the FAA agreed to relax this limitation and…
  • Advertise in the 2015-2016 AIA Membership Resource Guide!

    AIA dailyLead®
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    The deadline to advertise in the AIA 2015-2016 Membership Resource Guide is March 19.  -More- Quality Engineer Kaman Composites Vermont
  • Australia all-female relay raises money for cancer research

    Aviation eBrief
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    The Woman Pilot's Relay of Flight 2015 will cover more than 11,000 miles around Australia over a six-week period as a fundrai -More- Download NBAA's Handbook: Reimbursement of Flight Expenses for Owner-Pilots. Start recovering more money from your airplane. Learn how to gain the maximum Federal reimbursement cost benefit with NBAA's easy-to-use comprehensive handbook, saving you time and money. Learn more.
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    ForeFlight

  • Icing and Turbulence Products Now Approved for Operational Decisions

    Scott Dennstaedt
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    If you have ever used the Current and Forecast Icing Products (CIP and FIP) or the Graphical Turbulence Guidance (GTG) product available in ForeFlight or on the Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website, you may have noticed a disclaimer at the top of the image like the one shown below. Essentially, FAA policy prohibited pilots from using this automated guidance to make operational decisions without also consulting the official forecasts, namely, G-AIRMETs and SIGMETs that are issued by meteorologists. Effective January 21, 2015 the NWS and the FAA agreed to relax this limitation and…
  • Bulletin: March 5 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Data updates are now available to download for the March 5, 2015 – April 2, 2015 and March 5, 2015 – April 30, 2015 periods: Airport and Navigation Database ForeFlight Airport Diagrams North American Obstacles From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents For our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers: Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures High and Low Enroutes Canada Flight Supplement Documents For our Military Flight…
  • MOS Forecast Extends Now To 3 Days

    Scott Dennstaedt
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Back in December we announced a new forecast tool in ForeFlight Mobile called Model Output Statistics or MOS. A TAF-like forecast, MOS provides site-specific weather guidance to pilots for hundreds of airports where a TAF is not provided by the National Weather Service (NWS). We’re happy to say that we’ve taken MOS even further. Now Even More MOS Not only have we added over three hundred additional MOS airports to ForeFlight Mobile, but we’ve extended the MOS guidance from 24 hours to 3 days. That’s right, in ForeFlight Mobile 2,032 stations throughout the U.S.
  • Flight Rules Thrown Out of the ForeFlight Mobile App

    Scott Dennstaedt
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    No, we didn’t convince the FAA to change the regulations; however, in ForeFlight Mobile we’ve stopped using the term Flight Rules when referring to weather conditions for an airport. Flight Rules has now been replaced with a more appropriate term, namely, Flight Category which appears as a selection below TFRs. Same useful information, just under a new name. Flight Category overlay is shown selected in the Maps view menu. Flight rules refers to the regulatory requirements defined in 14 CFR Part 91, Subpart B. These include Visual Flight Rules (VFR), Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and…
  • ForeFlight Mobile Connectivity with Dynon SkyView, ScratchPad Upgrade, Graphical Winds Aloft in ForeFlight Mobile 6.7

    ForeFlight
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    With ForeFlight Mobile 6.7 we are excited to announce wireless connectivity between ForeFlight Mobile and the Dynon Avionics SkyView system. The integration with Dynon expands our ForeFlight Connect capability ‒ a set of features that allows ForeFlight Mobile to connect to portable and installed avionics to enable capabilities like flight plan transfer, ADS-B weather (currently Stratus only), and more. We also re-invented the ScratchPad view to provide much more capability. Use the helpful new templates feature for quickly jotting down clearances and PIREPs, save and share multiple…
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • Australia all-female relay raises money for cancer research

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    The Woman Pilot's Relay of Flight 2015 will cover more than 11,000 miles around Australia over a six-week period as a fundrai -More- Download NBAA's Handbook: Reimbursement of Flight Expenses for Owner-Pilots. Start recovering more money from your airplane. Learn how to gain the maximum Federal reimbursement cost benefit with NBAA's easy-to-use comprehensive handbook, saving you time and money. Learn more.
  • Paralyzed woman uses only her mind to fly fighter jet simulator

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Jan Scheuermann was paralyzed in 2003 due to a neurodegenerative condition.  -More- 
  • New medical insurance policy targets career risk for pilots

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    AOPA Insurance Services is preparing to bring to market an innovative new kind of policy that takes the risk out of maintaini -More- Save $65 with Aero-Space Reports AOPA members save $65 off Aero-Space Report's $160 aircraft title package that includes a title search, complete aircraft records and accident/incident report. And during normal business days, AOPA members will receive their package of information within 24 hours!
  • Colo.-based aviation consultant on the current state of the FBO business

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Ken Curry, president and owner of KC Aviation Consultants in Loveland, Colo., joins the Airplane Geeks podcast to discuss the -More- 
  • Huerta testifies in support of stable, long-term FAA funding

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta on Tuesday testified before the House Transportation and Infrast -More- 
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • McCain Praises Obama Defense Budget Request

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) opened a March 3 hearing with a note of praise for the Obama administration’s sequestration-ignoring fiscal 2016 defense budget request. “Given the accumulating dangers we face, it is notable that the president supported the Department of Defense in requesting a level of defense spending that is roughly $38 billion above the caps imposed by the Budget Control Act (BCA) and sequestration, which mandate nearly $1 trillion in defense cuts over 10 years,” McCain said in his opening statement. read more
  • SpeedNews Defense & Space

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    SIKORSKY has $241.7m U.S. Army contract for 22 UH-60M aircraft to support contingency operations. Work to be completed by Dec. 31, 2016. BELL HELICOPTER sold 15 Bell 407GXs to Mexican air force, with deliveries to begin this year; aircraft to be configured for parapublic missions. HINDUSTAN AERONAUTICS LTD. performed cold weather trials of Light Combat Helicopter at Air Force Station, Leh, recently; also included flights to assess high-altitude performance, low-speed handling. read more
  • Bishwo Airways To Order Superjet 100s

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) signed a letter of intent with Bishwo Airways for five Superjet 100s. The Nepal-based start-up carrier plans to operate the aircraft in a two-class 93-seat configuration. According to the preliminary agreement deliveries are scheduled for 2017. read more
  • FAA To Release Contract Maintenance Rule

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    FAA March 4 will publish new requirements for carriers that contract maintenance out. The congressionally mandated rule is very similar to the agency’s draft version, issued in November 2012. The legislative mandate called for rules for Part 121 operators, but FAA opted to include Part 135 certificate holders as well. Despite pushback from industry, the agency kept Part 135s in the final rule. read more
  • U.S. Airlines Domestic Seasonally-Adjusted Passenger Enplanements

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    /site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/03/avd_03_04_2015_cht1.pdf U.S. Airlines Systemwide Seasonally-Adjusted Passenger Enplanements Systemwide (Domestic + International) passenger enplanements (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000) Scheduled service only   2011 2012 2013 2014 January 60.59 61.13 61.81 62.72 February 60.23 61.38 62.74 62.64 March 60.51 61.14 61.24 63.70 April 60.16 61.44 61.62 63.34 read more
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    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points

  • Welcome, drone pilots!

    Al Marsh
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Think you have all the ratings? If newly proposed FAA rules on drones get approved–it will take two years–as written, there will be a new type of “pilot” certificate (only required for commercial drone use) called Unmanned Aerial Systems Operator. (Can “Rocket Pilot” be far behind?) Most rule comment periods are 60 days, but apparently that limitation has been tossed away. Here’s the good news. An early draft of the regulations says you need to go to a Knowledge Test Center to take the written test. No previous flying experience, medical…
  • Where are our future pilots?

    Al Marsh
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    Look at the general age group in these DJI (a company that makes drones) photos posted on the drone company’s Web site. Aren’t these the youthful crowd we wanted in general aviation? And where are they? In drone pilot school. Should be a snap for those of us who are already pilots, right? You too can attend drone pilot school. It’s only one day. Select “North America” in the link above under “Select A Region” to see the schedule. DJI, the largest drone maker in the world which manufactured the drone that ended up in a White House tree, offers the…
  • Crazy formations

    Al Marsh
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    You can see Jetman Yves Rossi in formation with an aerobatic airplane flown by aerobatics champion Veres Zoltán while it is performing stunts here. In 2015 Rossi will fly in formation with Zoltán, who will swap out his airplane for a wing strapped to his back with jet motors on it that were built for model airplanes like Rossi has, and you will see that they have already practiced their new act at the end of this video. Or, in an unrelated event done by a different set of pilots, you can see an aerobatic airplane fly in formation with a parachute guy here.
  • You can own the first Hasselblad in space

    Mike Collins
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    You could own the camera that captured this iconic image. Photography 52 years ago didn’t mean whipping out your iPhone, or even grabbing for a digital single-lens-reflex camera. It was the early days of the space program, and even 35 mm film cameras weren’t considered up to the challenge. So as Wally Schirra prepared to orbit the Earth six times on Mercury 8, which would be the country’s fifth manned space mission, he had to think carefully about how to document the nine-hour flight. Astronaut Wally Schirra, center, with the Hasselblad 500c camera he carried into space. Ultimately he…
  • Your flying car will be ready soon

    Al Marsh
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Yeah, right. The Sovakian AeroMobile 3.0 flying car has made another splash in the news by appearing at another trade conference, the most recent one being the Pioneers Festival at Vienna’s Hofburg Palace. The first public presentation was in 2007 at Aero-Friedrichshafen in Germany.  You can see a video about the car here  (four minutes, cue the eerie music). The prototype actually works, doing 100 mph on the ground and a promised 124 mph in the air. The price (you can’t get one yet) is said to be like that of a super luxury car, which leaves one guessing. A 2014 Lamborghini…
 
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    Ask a Flight Instructor

  • Prep

    aeropilot
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    Hi, I have a couple of question that I can’t find an answer for (100% correct) I answered all the questions at the end I just wanted a second opinion if my answers are correct Thanks. 1. What is the greatest producer of noise pollution in a jet engine? a) compressor fan b) turbine c) combustion chamber   2. With both engines failed and the APU inoperative, where does the aircraft get AC and DC power? a) The battery provides AC power and the TRU provides DC power b) The battery provides DC power and the TRU provides AC power c) The battery provides DC power and the inverter provides…
  • IF angle of attack is zero degree,is that possible to produce lift?

    anrie jonling hsu
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    IF angle of attack is zero degree,is that possible to produce lift? according to the formula of lift=1/2*CL*d*S*v^2,and CL is relate to the angle of attack,if AOA is zero,than lift=0?I’ve doing some research of google, and said lift will be zero if aoa is zero,but that is for symmetric airfoil not asymmetric airfoil,I really confuse. ok,if cessna 172 is at zero aoa,according to Bernoulli principle ,,upper camber have faster speed of airflow and lower pressure;than lower camber have slower speed of airflow and higher pressure,than produce lift. So is that mean even the cessna 172 is at…
  • Approach speed category

    anrie jonling hsu
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    For the approach chart,the approach speed category have cat A B C D ,and I know that speed is base on 1.3 Vs0 at the ,maximum certificated landing weight,but why is 1.3 Vs0 not 1.4 or 1.5?
  • Time building

    Jeff Greiner
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Hi,  i just finished up my ppl a few months ago and now that I’m finally done flying with friends to have fun, I’m ready to do some meaningful flying I.e XC pic and hood time so I can start my instrument training. I have about 27 hours of XC pic time and only about 11 hours of sim instrument time. I was just wanting to know, what is the most cost effective and efficient way of getting my hours met to start my instrument training?
  • Landing gear failure

    Mike Fasano
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Looking for advice when dealing with an issue of landing gear indicating “down”. On a recent XC, I lowered the gear on midfield downwind and did not receive the indication of left main being down. I verified the light was good and also cycled the gear several times to no avail. I then consulted the POH and was not really provided with any “helpful” info concerning landing with one main gear not being deployed. I did try the manual gear deployment as well as slowing the aircraft down and still failed to receive the indication of left main being down. I was finally able…
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    AVweb Podcasts

  • Podcast: Jack Pelton on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    EAA has been a strong advocate for changing the FAA's medical rules that apply to private pilots, and last week the effort moved in a new direction as a new Pilot's Bill of Rights was introduced in Congress. EAA chairman Jack Pelton talks with AVweb's Mary Grady about his take on the bill and what happens now.
  • Podcast: 3-D Manufacturing Goes to Space

    17 Feb 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Maybe you haven't used a 3-D printer to make your own cogs or dowels (yet), but Jim Bertel and Joel Smith of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing are putting additive manufacturing to work in mankind's final frontier -- outer space.
  • Podcast: FAA's Second Look at Sleep Apnea

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Dr. Brent Blue, a senior FAA medical examiner, was one of the many who critiqued the FAA's proposed sleep-apnea policy for pilot medical exams when it was released in late 2013. AVweb's Mary Grady asked for his take on the revised policy the FAA announced last week.
  • Podcast: Earl Weener, National Transportation Safety Board, on 2015's Most Wanted

    14 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    The NTSB this week released its annual "Most Wanted" list of safety improvements. Board member Earl Weener, who is a general aviation pilot himself, talked with Mary Grady about the issues affecting the GA fleet and some strategies that can help improve the safety record.
  • Podcast: The Skycatcher Replacement?

    1 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Glasair Aviation thinks it has come up with the aircraft Cessna should have built. Think strong landing gear. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Glasair's Nick Frisch about how a sturdy, reliable and cheap-to-fly aircraft can help GA.
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    Aviation Mentor

  • Flying in the Raw

    John Ewing
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A pilot pointed out recently how a G1000-equipped aircraft with a current navigation database did not have an approach into the airport he happened to be visiting: Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington (KVUO). There's only one approach into Pearson, so why would the G1000 not know about it? Had an error been made when the database was created? It's been a while since I've written about a particular G1000 behavioral oddities, so now consider the oddity of an approach procedure missing from the G1000 database. If you fly into Pearson regularly you may already be familiar with the reason,…
  • January 2015 Photos

    John Ewing
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sonoma CountyCross DAWNA 13,000Montecito SunsetReversionary mode practiceNorth SF and San Pablo BaysQuiet New Year's Day at SMOWest LA view from KSMOABBAS (another beautiful Bay Area sunset)
  • The Type-Rating Experience

    John Ewing
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Direct Seal Beach, when able ..."70 knots ... V1."  My right hand moves from the throttles to the control yoke. "92 knots, rotate." Hauling back on the yoke, pitching up 12 degrees, I notice the primary flight display has suddenly gone dark. To add to the confusion, the plane is now pointed pretty much straight into the blazing, late afternoon sun. The standby instruments are hidden in shadows and trying to fly with the co-pilot's PFD seems a dubious choice, at best. I'm certain the designated examiner is watching every move, but I'm oddly calm because crap like this has been occurring…
  • December 2014 Photos

    John Ewing
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    As 2014 draws to a close, a brief look back at a busy month spent in Northern California, Southern California, and in between. I wish all a happy and prosperous 2015!Over the Petaluma RiverApproaching LA4 Mile Final, Santa RosaOver Long Beach, Vectors Santa MonicaRain over Treasure Island, SF BayEast of Santa BarbaraFiltered Sunlight, San Pablo Bay Beneath a sheltering sky over Marin CountyOver Hayward, vectors SausalitoABLAS - Another Beautiful LA Sunset
  • Simple Things

    John Ewing
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Whether it's wrist watches, iPads, flash lights, kneeboards, or ADS-B receivers, pilots love gadgets. We love the features our smart phones, tables, and GPS units have to offer, but complexity comes at a cost and at the end of the day, simple things often serve us best.  Here's my list of simple, yet effective tools I like to keep in my flight bag.Pen (or Pencil) and PaperWriting on your iPad or tablet can be very handy, but cockpit resource management solutions tend to be intensely individual: What works for one pilot can seem unworkable to another pilot. The truth is that sometimes you…
 
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    Cockpit Conversation

  • Is The Best Part Taking Off?

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:42 pm
    A friend wrote today to congratulate me and my countrymen on the 106th anniversary of powered flight in Canada, and then he followed up to ask "is the best part taking off? I always imagine that the best part must always be taking off." And he's right. You get in and put on your seatbelt and make sure everyone's settled and nothing is in the way, just like heading out for a car trip if you have multiple children inside and pets possibly running around outside. (Don't forget to preflight your car by banging on the hood to evict cats or squirrels that might be snuggling up to your engine block…
  • Shutdown Checklist

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    During an annual training session for flight followers, my ops manager stated that no information on company operations was to be posted on social media. This restriction definitely wasn't targeted at me, and don't think anyone at work knows about this blog, but the ban definitely includes the sort of things I have been posting here. I'm going to respect that request. Kinda too bad, because I have lots of stories to tell, but I have a rule that if your employer wants something done, and it's safe, legal and moral, you do it. I will blog less now, and what I say will probably be duller without…
  • The Ultimate Flight Bag

    15 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    My current flight bag is a backpack. It's black, has the brand name Jaguar on it, and is in a traditional tombstone shape: flat on the bottom and curved on the top. There is a main zippered compartment with a smaller zippered compartment on the front of it, and a third, yet smaller, zippered compartment on the front of that. It looks nice and symmetrical with the three concentric zippers. In it I keep all the personal things I need to access outside of the hotel room, especially during flight: batteries, gloves, pens, lip balm, kleenex, pee bags, oxygen tester, more pens, flashlight,…
  • Drones and the Grey-Haired Biddy

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    For reasons that I don't wish to elaborate on, today I was reading Mary Worth, a legacy soap opera cartoon about a self-righteous senior citizen who can't keep her nose out of her neighbours' business. She's cast as the hero of the strip, always fixing everyone's problems with sage platitudes and quotations (usually mis-attributed or out of context) with never a hair out of place. I was reading the comic online and the page served me an ad on Transport Canada UAV regulations. It was the blandest little ad, no picture, just a slogan like Know How to Use a UAV, and the Transport Canada logo.
  • Where Is That?

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    An "ordinary" flight plan, filed by a pilot whose goal is to get from point A to point B, has a fairly simple format: a point of origin, a route, and a destination. The origin and destination are typically airports. (Those of you who start or end your flights in places other than airports know what it's like to be not filing an "ordinary" flight plan). A route may be along airways, direct between points, or a combination of the two. They're fairly similar. On an ICAO flight plan, to go direct between points you can just write the identifiers of the two points side by side and it's assumed…
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  • News

    XPDR
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    THE NEWS IS HERE
  • PBS to air BTTC!

    XPDR
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    A Newsletter from the Producer of Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby Newsletter #26   February 18,  2015   Welcome to the newsletter about: Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby (BTTC).  Breaking News! PBS Stations across the United States will begin airing Breaking Through the Clouds (BTTC) this March! Below is a list of current airings scheduled and more information. Thanks to everyone who has continued to champion the film and help me get it this far.Blue Skies!Heather TaylorProducer of the…
  • Where's the news?

    XPDR
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    It's a time thing, you know?The news never stops - so we're regrouping.  How do we deliver it faster?  How do we save some time?  We do this because we love the aviation community, but there is only so much that can be done with the limited time available - so the river of news LIVES HERE now.  It gets updated a number of times a day.  So, while we're about and about, we click SHARE, and it gets posted here.THE NEWS IS HERE
  • Still Time to Make a Difference for "Right Footed"

    XPDR
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    HELP US SHARE JESSICA'S MESSAGE WITH THE WORLDAfter three years of work we've just put the finishing touches on the film festival version of "Right Footed".  In 2015, we'll be showing the film at festivals around the USA and the world -- but in order to pay for our score, sound mix and "on-line" we need your help!Visit www.RightFootedmovie.comto make your tax-deductible donation, get a poster signed by Jessica and other swag, and check out exciting new videos from the film -- and the cutting room floor!Nick Spark | nicktspark@gmail.com | Nick Spark Productions LLC | 8911 Gibson Street |…
  • Air14 air show at Payernes Switzerland

    XPDR
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    submitted by Frederic Cottin:From the show earlier this summer. This meeting was organized to celebrate the century of Swiss military air force and all aircraft lovers in Europe were very exited about it, because generaly Swiss Air Force meeting are quite awesome!  It's not an exaggeration to say that it was the best meeting in Europe this year and maybe the best meeting of the last ten years!  The show was a complete success with, at least, 400 000 visitors during the four days.Click the photo below for a full photo album:
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    Obat kelenjar getah bening

  • Obat kelenjar getah bening

    11 Jan 2019 | 8:06 pm
    Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs merupakan produk kesehatan asli Indonesia dengan manfaat dan khasiat yang luar biasa untuk berbagai pengobatan penyakit degeneratif termasuk kanker kelenjar getah bening. Sudah banyak yang telah membuktikan keampuhan obat herbal kelenjar getah bening ace maxs sekarang tinggal giliran anda.Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxsObat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs -, Limfoma atau kelenjar getah bening yaitu kanker yang tumbuh disebabkan mutasi sel limfosit (sejenis sel darah putih) yang pada awal mulanya normal, seperti limfosit normal,…
  • Tingkat keparahan wasir berdarah

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Tingkat keparahan wasir berdarah -, Tanda-tanda umum wasir yaitu Biasanya Wasir berdarah berlangsung juga sebagai tanda-tanda timbulnya penyakit wasir. Adapun tanda-tanda wasir yang lain yaitu juga sebagai di bawah ini : Wasir berdarah atau keluarnya darah fresh ketika buang air besar, Merasa tak enak pada lubang kotoran, Ada pengeluaran lendir pada lubang kotoran, Merasa gatal pada lubang kotoran, Nampak tonjolan pada lubang kotoran (ini adalah sinyal bahwa Wasir berdarah ini berbentuk wasir eksternal) sedang jika tak ada keluar tonjolan jadi diberi nama wasir internal.Tingkat keparahan…
  • Gejala penyakit maag kronis

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Gejala penyakit maag kronis dan pengobatannya -, Penyakit maag merupakan penyakit yang banyak dan seringa dialami oleh masyarakat Indonesia. Penyakit maag bisa dibilang sebagai penyakit rakyat karena siapa saja bisa menderita sakit maag. Dibawah ini kami akan memberikan informasi gejala sakit maag akut dan cara mengobatinya secara benar dan aman. Atasi maag dengan gastric health tabletGejala penyakit maag kronisSebagian masyarakat tidak mengetahui dari gejala maag itu seperti apa, sehingga banyak masyarakat yang telat melakukan pengobatan maag alhasil sering terjadi kematian. Berikut ini…
  • Obat pelancar haid

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Obat pelancar haid ace maxs -, Anda mengalami masalah haid yang tidak lancar dan sering sakit ketika datang waktu mens ? Hati hati jika anda merasakan hal demikian karena bisa jadi itu pertanda anda menderita gangguan para rahim. Dan juga bisa tanda anda menderita miom atau kista bahkan yang lebih kronis kanker rahim.Obat pelancar haidObat pelancar haid ace maxs bisa menjadi solusi tepat untuk membantu menormalkan produksi hormon dan siklus menstruasi pada wanita. Menstruasi disebut tidak teratur hanya bila tidak mengikuti pola normal siklus Anda. Anovulasi (tidak melepaskan telur)…
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    Plane News

  • The Best Luxury Hotels in Glasgow

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Glasgow is a wonderful destination for anyone wishing to visit and explore what the city has to offer. There are a lot of sites to see and things that people can do to maximize every opportunity they get. Blog sites such as travelwkly.com have been known to heap a lot of praise to the attractions that the city has to offer. Truth of the matter is that Glasgow in real sense deserves the entire buzz that it normally receives. Everything about it in as far as tourism is concerned is spot on. Whenever an individual travels, accommodation forms a huge part of the travel package. When planning, it…
  • How to Kill Time at the Airport

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    Waiting at the airport for your flight can be a real time-waster, especially if you’re an avid traveller. Fortunately, with technology now, everything can be done online. Playing regular games like Candy Crush can get old and boring. If you’re at all interested in playing your odds with a little extra money you have, online horse races can be really fun, and if you get good at it, it can make you some extra travel money. Online gambling continues to grow, with more and more punters betting via the internet rather than with their local bookie. When you’re stuck at the airport, a…
  • Five is Fun: Entertaining Things to Do in Benidorm

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Benidorm is a good place for a holiday with your family, friends or partner on any budget. This city in Spain is located by the sea and is popular with holidaymakers from Europe. Here are five great things to do while on holiday there.   Relax on spotless beaches Most holidaymakers come to Benidorm to enjoy the soft, Spanish sand and glorious sun. There are many beaches to choose from, stretching from Playa Poniente in the west to Playa Levante in the east, the former being less crowded than other beaches and is suitable for families and couples looking for a quiet place to relax and…
  • Baggage Tips Every Traveller Should Know

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    There are a lot of blogs and articles out there that will give you “first hand” travel advice about where to go and what to see – basically, all the exciting stuff. This article is not like that at all! Sorry to get your hopes up. However, the information I am going to present to you is important, because if things awry with your luggage, it has the potential to ruin your holiday. No one wants that. Travel light When travelling, you should only pack the absolute necessities and nothing else. I doubt you will more than a couple changes of clothes, a pair of shoes and a bag of toiletries.
  • Is It Possible To Save Money In Sin City?

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
        What do you think of when you hear the words: Las Vegas? Probably glitz, glam, and plenty of cash. You’re not alone. Most of us consider Vegas to be an expensive and over the top vacation spot. There are all of those luxury hotels, pricey show tickets, and of course, the casinos to consider. Don’t give up hope just yet. It is possible to save money – and still have a wild time in Sin City. These thrifty ideas will give you the vacation you’ve been dreaming of…. without totally emptying your bank account.   Save On Flights and Accommodations Las Vegas isn’t just…
 
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    Airplane Geeks Podcast

  • AirplaneGeeks 339 Flying the B-52 in Two Wars

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    Conversation with an aviation consultant, flying the B-52 in two different wars, special airline service for special customers, holding pilots accountable for safety, and reaching a Bombardier CSeries milestone. Guest Ken Curry is President/Owner of KC Aviation Consultants in Loveland, Colorado. We talk with Ken about being an aviation consultant, the current state of the FBO business, and flying the B-52 in the Vietnam and Cold Wars. Ken’s heavily damaged Boeing B-52D Stratofortress resides at the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton. Established in 2001, KC Aviation provides consulting…
  • AirplaneGeeks 338 The Most Important Mainstreet in any Town

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, air service to Cuba, Gulf carriers and U.S. airlines trade barbs, Emirates and the Boeing 787-8, the pilot shortage, and drone regulations. Guest Trevis Gardner is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) and Vice President of Operations with the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, which operates McGhee Tyson Airport outside Knoxville Tennessee and Knoxville Downtown Island Airport. They are currently developing Oak Ridge Airport, a corporate aviation airport to support the Oak Ridge National Lab and National Security Complex. Trevis is a…
  • AirplaneGeeks 337 Sky Jinks in the Jet Age

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    A replacement for the T-38 jet trainer, FAA releases proposed regulations for small UAS, the world’s largest airport terminal is planned for China, changes to airline rewards programs, great aviation stories, and discussions about pilot reliance on automation and the Delta refinery. Guest Steve Taylor is a graduate of The Citadel with a degree in civil engineering. He served six years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force with service in Vietnam flying a C-130. Following a long flying career, he retired as an international airline captain. Along the way, Steve has flown the J-3 Cub, T-37,…
  • AirplaneGeeks 336 Airplane Pre-Buy

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    The airplane pre-buy process, an update on some recent aviation accidents, the safest seats on an airplane, ICAO  proposes an aircraft tracking standard, FAA Amends ADS-B Rule for General Aviation, building the Boeing 777x wing, and some aviation technology. Guest Don Sebastian is President of Aviation Consulting Services Incorporated and has performed over 2,000 pre-buys and flight tests. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, and holds a CFII and helicopter commercial and instrument ratings. Don testifies as an expert witness and has eight lecture tours under his belt. Outside of…
  • AirplaneGeeks 335 Flying in Luxury

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    Converting airliners to private/corporate jets, a ballistic recovery parachute deployment, American Airlines pilots approve their contract, the Bombardier Learjet 85 is on hold, and the B747-8 is chosen for Air Force One. Guest Kent Scott is CEO and Founder of Trident 737 ER, LLC, which is in the business of modifying the Boeing 737 into private/corporate jets. He’s had a lifelong career in aviation that includes serving as President and COO of Emery Worldwide Airlines, Senior Flight Training Captain at American International Airlines (Kalitta), and VP-Flight Operations at Polar Air…
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    Greteman Group » News & Views

  • Your Message Is Important, So Tweet it Right

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    In general, the aviation community makes less use of social media than other groups. But just one quick search through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram demonstrates a healthy and ongoing online aviation conversation. For those who haven’t paid much attention, Twitter might seem like just a place where people gossip about their personal trivia: where they...
  • WBJ; Working the Room

    Greteman Group
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    New Exploration Place traveling exhibit Exploration Place held its VIP opening Jan. 23 for the new natioanl traveling exhibit Wildlife Rescue. 2. From left: Deanna Harms, Greteman Group; Phil Frick, Judy Frick and Susan Skibba, Exploration Place. Photo courtesy of Exploration Place. © Wichita Business Journal, 2015
  • Boosting Brains and Igniting Imaginations

    Deanna Harms
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    Here in the Air Capital, we keep our eyes to the skies. And we do what we can to help deserving stars shine even brighter. We recently chose Sedgwick County’s much-loved science and discovery center, Exploration Place, for pro bono support. Not only is Exploration Place celebrating its 15th anniversary, plans are underway for a new Design Build Fly exhibit....
  • Answers to Five Top Digital Aviation Marketing Questions

    Sarah Goertz
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    What is one of the biggest challenges you’re seeing in digital when it comes to aviation marketing? Aviation marketers with international audiences often find it difficult to accurately target their online promotions. When running a campaign designed for Latin America it might not make sense to announce a region-specific incentive on your corporate website for...
  • New Enews Looks Sharp, Scales to Your Device

    Sonia Greteman
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    You check your email on the go. More than 50 percent of the population does. So we made our quarterly enews easier to read using responsive design. Here’s a look at the steps we took to improve how we deliver our insights to your inbox. Could it be time to revamp your own enews with...
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    Around the Pattern

  • A Short Flight on a Nice Day

    Tracy
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Just a short note to cover a couple of topics. I managed to get into the air for two short flights this past weekend. They were direct flights to and from the Carson City Airport (KCXP). The Carson City (Sierra Chapter 403) conducted a Young Eagles event. I work as part of the ground crew […] The post A Short Flight on a Nice Day appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Off the Injured List

    Tracy
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    My last post described my encounter with NORCAL Approach and a problem with the altitude reading they were receiving from my transponder/encoder. I had, with the help of the local avionics shop (Aviation Classics), investigated the malfunction to the point where the altitude encoder appeared to be the most likely culprit. I had three options […] The post Off the Injured List appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • MegaDollar Hamburger

    Tracy
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Last week I made the half hour drive north to Stead so I could pull the plane out and fly a half hour south for a hamburger at the Carson City Airport (KCXP). EAA Chapter 403 in Carson has a BBQ every Thursday at 11:30. They cook hamburgers and hot dogs for anyone who wants […] The post MegaDollar Hamburger appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Last Flight of 2014

    Tracy
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    I looked at the weather the day before Christmas and decided that if I was going to get to fly again before the end of the year I had to do it that day. The weather was supposed to turn really cold with the possibility of significant snowfall. (They were right on both counts.) So, […] The post Last Flight of 2014 appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • A Flight Between Storm Systems

    Tracy
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    We’re finally getting some much-needed precipitation up here in the mountains. Several of the ski resorts are open for business with a good start on their snow pack and we have a couple more days of storms on the way in from the coast. There was a break in the weather last weekend, so I […] The post A Flight Between Storm Systems appeared first on Around the Pattern.
 
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    Defense Update:

  • General Atomics teams with SENER to market reaper UAS in Spain

    News Desk
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) signed today a teaming agreement with thSpanish engineering company  SENER, to promotes the GA-ASI Predator B 
  • Ricardo establishes a specialized US Based defense unit

    News Desk
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Ricardo is establishing a specialized defense unit - Ricardo Defense Systems (RDS) - to be located at its existing Detroit Technology Campus in Van Buren Township, Michigan. Completing the extensive approval process required for a Special Security Agreement with the USA, enabling the company to expand its role in the US defence market. The company said it is backing the move with the necessary investments in people, processes, and facilities.
  • Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs

    Tamir Eshel
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The manufacturer, Piaggio Aerospace will deliver three UAS systems – 6 air vehicles and 3 ground control stations – complete with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) configuration to the Italian Air Force in early 2016.
  • Rafael Unveils an Upgraded I-DERBY Missile at Aero-India 2015

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    RAFAEL is unveiling at Aero India 2015 a new version of the Derby missile, a first step in a major revamp of the Israeli medium range BVR missile that has been in service since the mid 1990s.
  • RAFAEL: Ready to MAKE it in India

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    “The Indian move from buying military hardware abroad (BUY) to producing such systems in country (MAKE) is an important development for RAFAEL, as it enables us to exploit one of our major advantages as a developer – our ability to cooperate, transfer know how and support local production"
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    WarbirdRadio.com » Podcast Feed

  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – Safety Month Kickoff With Sean D. Tucker – 03/03/15 – 8pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – March is Safety Month on Warbird Radio.com and we’re honored to have legendary aviator Sean D. Tucker on Warbird Radio LIVE to kick things off.  With more than 20,000 flight hours, Sean D. Tucker is “Aerobatics’ Own Ambassador”. Fiercely competitive, Sean readily admits he was once afraid of flying. To conquer his […]
  • Texas Warbird Report – Taylor Stevenson – Episode 5

    Staff Writer
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:32 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Taylor Stevenson joins Zane Adams this Tuesday 2/24/15 for an all new episode of The Texas Warbird Report.  Tune in and hear the latest news from Taylor’s hangar and much more.  Show time is 9pm (EASTERN) right here on Warbird Radio.com.   STUDIO LINE:  478-787-4768 SKYPE: warbirdradio EMAIL:  info@warbirdradio.com
  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – Harvard Extreme’s Rick Volker – Episode 556

    Staff Writer
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Aviator Rick Volker joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE! 2/24/15 at 8pm (EASTERN) to talk about his new act Harvard Extreme!  Imagine a T-6 “Harvard” flying a routine like a modern aerobatic airplane.  That’s the premise for Rick’s new air show act. Rick Volker is an accomplished aerobatic performer and competition […]
  • Friday Favorite: The Denny May Story – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 244

    Staff Writer
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Here’s this week’s Friday Favorite!  In 2011 we interviewed Denny May (son of W.R. May) who told us his father’s famous story of encountering the infamous Red Barron.  This show ranks among my top favorites since the stories are so seldom told.  Mr. May’s famous encounter is arguably one of the most […]
  • The Hartman & Heins Show – Pacific Fighter’s John Muszalla II – Episode 2

    Staff Writer
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:33 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – The Hartman & Heins Show is all new tonight (2-17-15) with John Muszalla II from Pacific Fighters!  Hear all the latest news from the Muszalla’s shop plus much more.  As usual, the guys will be taking your calls and questions via the contact information below. For more information on John Muszalla check […]
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    anna.aero

  • SUN-AIR jets off from Gothenburg to Cambridge

    anna.aero
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    SUN-AIR starts new route from Gothenburg to Cambridge with eight weekly flights, using its Dornier 328 jets. SUN-AIR, the regional scheduled airline operating a franchise service in British Airways colours, expanded its network from Gothenburg (GOT), with the addition of Cambridge (CBG) on 2 March. The airline’s fourth route from the second largest city in […] The post SUN-AIR jets off from Gothenburg to Cambridge appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Managua Airport grows by 8.9% in 2014; Copa Airlines commands 27% of seats; Aeromexico is newest carrier

    anna.aero
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus and the aviation industry plays an important role in supporting the country’s tourism, with Managua Airport being the main gateway to Nicaragua. anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this market and reveals which is the #1 country market. Covering an area of 130,375 square kilometres […] The post Managua Airport grows by 8.9% in 2014; Copa Airlines commands 27% of seats; Aeromexico is newest carrier appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Berlin Schönefeld receives Cake of the Week award for Germania

    anna.aero
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Akron/Canton Airport celebrates the announcement of Allegiant Air’s new routes to Myrtle Beach, Savannah and St. Pete-Clearwater, and Thai AirAsia announces expanding its domestic network with a new flight from Bangkok Don Mueang to Buriram. The post Berlin Schönefeld receives Cake of the Week award for Germania appeared first on anna.aero.
  • 15 fastest-growing intra-European country pairs this summer revealed

    anna.aero
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    We identify which country pairs are achieving the highest growth rates (percentage) this summer and also the biggest increase in actual seat numbers, and reveal which carriers are driving the growth. Plus the three fastest-shrinking country pairs revealed. This week’s anna.aero analysis looks at which are the fastest-growing country pairs this summer within Europe. Based […] The post 15 fastest-growing intra-European country pairs this summer revealed appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Delhi’s fire crew show off their winner’s certificate; South America wins as Europe’s drought continues

    anna.aero
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    Delhi Airport’s fire crew show-off their winner’s certificate for the beautiful FTWA crafted recently for the launch of Transaero Airlines’ service from Moscow Vnukovo. Will the Indian hub’s stance at the top of the leader board be challenged by this week’s five offerings? We’re into week seven of the 2015 ‘Arch of Triumph’ competition and […] The post Delhi’s fire crew show off their winner’s certificate; South America wins as Europe’s drought continues appeared first on anna.aero.
 
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    SimpliFlying

  • Lessons in Disruption Management from the #LionAirDelay Incident

    Shubhodeep Pal
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Kinny Cheng, an aviation enthusiast, and a passenger experience (#PaxEx) consultant for the commercial aviation industry. Kinny lives and breathes social media and is an activist in the aviation (as @9VSKA) and IT&T (as @Kinny) spaces on Twitter. He has also freelanced for various industry-related websites.Last week, Indonesia’s Lion Air experienced a paralysis of its network, which caused flights throughout its domestic and international networks to be severely delayed. It all, apparently, began with a number of aircraft-on-ground (AOG)…
  • Innovation at Airbus – Chief Innovation Officer, Yann Barbaux shares his Vision

    Vishal Mehra
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    When the mission statement of your company itself says “strengthening of technological progress”, the role of the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) becomes all the more vital for the organisation.As part of our SimpliLeader series, SimpliFlying had an insightful conversation with Yann Barbaux, CIO Airbus SAS, to discuss the innovation philosophy of the group; the role of innovation within Airbus; some of their recent successes, as well as challenges, and the opportunities the group sees in the future. Here are edited excerpts from our interaction: SimpliFlying: Yann,…
  • Will Beacons Disrupt the Airport Experience and usher in Real-Time Marketing?

    Shubhodeep Pal
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Amanda Anthony, CEO of FlyinStyle, a mobile app designed to improve the airport experience with tips on shopping, dining, entertainment and more.Welcome to the age of the Connected Traveller! With 3 out of 4 airport travelers carrying smartphones and many toting additional devices, connectivity is reaching new heights. With this evolution, the market to connect with travellers is hotter than ever. The challenge for airports and retailers to adapt to real-time marketing in this changing, mobile, global marketplace is no secret. The seeming gap…
  • SimpliLeader — Giam Ming Toh on Vistara’s Premium Economy, Yields & Passenger Experience Enhancements

    Vishal Mehra
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Editor’s Note: As part of our new SimpliLeader series — in which we’ll showcase some of the keenest minds in aviation – we met Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer, Giam Ming Toh. This is the second part of that conversation, where we discuss Vistara’s Premium Economy cabin; yield management; and addition of IFE. Here’s the first part of our conversation, in case you missed it.Edited excerpts follow after the video below:Click here to view the embedded video. SimpliFlying: How are you educating your passengers about Premium Economy?Giam Ming: I…
  • SimpliLeader — Giam Ming Toh on Brand Vistara, Social Media & Indian Aviation

    Vishal Mehra
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Without a doubt, Vistara is the the hottest word in Indian aviation right now. Since the joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines was announced in 2013, much has been speculated, analysed and written about Vistara’s operations in India.As part of our new SimpliLeader series – in which we’ll showcase some of the keenest minds in aviation – we met Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer, Giam Ming Toh, at their temporary HQ in Gurgaon. The affable CCO spoke candidly to us about Vistara’s branding strategy; their presence on social media; the Indian…
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    Aviation Marketing Strategies

  • HAI Heli-Expo 2015

    ABCI Admin
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:09 pm
    We’ll be “floating” at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo, and we’d be glad to meet with you at your booth or go find a quiet corner for a cup of coffee and a quick chat about your marketing! Schedule 30 minutes on our calendar by browsing to HAI.AviationBusinessConsultants.com – select a time that’s convenient for you, and enter your booth number and/or cell phone number so that we can find you at the show! John and I look forward to meeting you in person!
  • Infiltrating a Large Organization

    Paula Williams
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    As your company grows, you may find yourself courting large organizations and large companies as clients. As in, MUCH bigger. While this can be intimidating (in fact, large organizations are often DESIGNED to be impressive and even intimidating!) working with a large organization is not really any more challenging than working with smaller companies. In fact, in some ways it can be easier. There are a few key factors to keep in mind. The larger the organization (and the larger the transaction) the longer every decision is probably going to take. The more seats around the table, the more time…
  • Educating Customers – Rather Than Selling! (A Summary of our Panel Discussion)

    Paula Williams
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    One of the main tenets of Long Cycle Marketing is that we spend a lot of time educating customers rather than selling to them – using the traditional “salesy” approach popularized by Zig Ziglar. You have my money in your wallet, and I have your product in the trunk of my car. I’m just here to make the exchange. -Zig Ziglar That doesn’t work so well in the Aviation industry.  Customers are smart and savvy. Products are complex. And a poor fit is bad for seller and buyer alike – it’s a small world and word gets around. So, sales in the aviation…
  • Customer Not Ready Yet? Use a “Holding Pattern”

    Paula Williams
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    If there’s a reason an airplane can’t land at an airport, the pilot enters a holding pattern nearby until the circumstances change to allow a safe landing.  This concept also works great for marketing! How many times have you had a sales call end with something like this: “I really love the product, but I won’t be able to make the purchase until third quarter.” Great! So, you put a reminder on your calendar to call this prospect back on July 1. But, when you call back, your prospect reluctantly informs you he has purchased a competitor’s product. Episodes of betrayal…
  • Educating Potential Customers – Avoiding Yawns of Boredom

    Paula Williams
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:08 pm
    The people who make their living in the aviation industry are not particularly impressed by PowerPoint presentations and brochures. And yet, many of the sales presentations and education sessions we have the pleasure of attending are fraught with some salesperson or spokesperson reading words from a slide, or handing us a dull corporate brochure that might as well be from a bank or an insurance company. If you are in the same room with the prospect, for heaven’s sake don’t waste the opportunity by walking them through a document or reading words from a presentation screen.   If…
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    Aerostar Training Services LLC

  • How can flight schools attract more students?

    paulaabci
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Paula Williams: All parts of that question. Great, exactly. Let’s carry on with the next one. How can flight schools attract more students? I know this is a problem for a lot of flight schools coming out of what was a slow period and I know a lot of them are starting to get a few more students in the door but depending on where you are in the country, this is still a problem. David Santo: We see this is a multifaceted problem. First of all, and I’m guilty of this too when we started AeroStar, we had the concept, if we build it they would come. When we built it and opened the doors, we…
  • ATP-CTP Programs

    paulaabci
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Transcript: Paula Williams: Fantastic. We did have one other question and I’m not sure if we want to do that now or later. You can tell me, Dave. Do you have a take on MPL implementation? David Santo: MPL is not something that we’re currently involved with at AeroStar. We know that the industry outside of the United States is looking at this multicrew pilot license solution. It is currently available in a few places in the world. We think there’s a better solution.
I think what we would say is if you complete all your licenses and you complete a type rating program, you’re going to…
  • Flight School Pipeline Partnerships – what are the advantages?

    paulaabci
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Flight School Pipeline Partnerships – what are the advantages?   Paula Williams: Fantastic. Okay, so we know a little bit about the ab initio programs. There’s a question. What are the advantages to my flight school for partnering with AeroStar as opposed to just creating my own program? David Santo: That’s a very good question and clearly, we believe in creating a symbiotic relationship. Hold on just one second here. Hold on. Paula Williams: No problem. Yeah, I know that’s a question that comes up a lot and just to … Actually, we had another question come in that we’ll…
  • Ab-intitio customers YES you can do it!

    David Santo
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Enjoyed a great week teaching an initial A320 type rating course for five fellow aviators. I always take special pride in working with ab-inititio customers and this class had two such candidates fresh from commercial pilot training. One customer who is from Egypt and the other is from Madagascar. Both are awesome hard-working guys dedicated to advancing their careers. Obtaining a type rating is hard work. There is a tone of new information to learn and memorize. People have correctly described  these courses as trying to take a sip out of a fire house. I like to say it’s like eating…
  • Ab Initio Training: Self-Sponsored and Airline Sponsored Options

    paulaabci
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
      Paula Williams: Just to get started, maybe you can tell us more about ab initio training. What does that even mean? David Santo: Ab initio is a … I believe it’s a Latin word that stands for from the beginning. What we’re talking about here is how do we develop enough of future aviators, future pilots to meet the global demand. First, let’s talk for a second if I can about the global demand. The numbers that are being put out there by Boeing, they’ve been validated by Airbus industries, they’ve been validated by the US Accounting Office, they’ve appeared in front page…
 
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    @FlightTestFact

  • big data without strategy — observations #41

    Mark Jones Jr
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    President Obama recently appointed a Chief Data Scientist. In a speech announcing this appointment, he commented that he checked his data dashboard every day.  It sounds like a talking point. A few months ago, O’Reilly Media made available a free ebook subtitled “Creating a Data Driven Culture.” One of the authors of this book is now the Chief Data Scientist. I expected great things from a book subtitled “Creating a Data Culture.” I hoped to read the vision of two data science leaders and glean insight about team and organizational strategies. What I found…
  • Bracket D — what is the greatest airplane of all time

    Mark Jones Jr
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Have you made your nomination for the greatest airplane of all time? Have you downloaded your bracket for the tournament? These are the entries for the final Bracket, D. See the entries for Bracket A, Bracket B, and Bracket C. Lockheed Model 10 Electra McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Sopwith Triplane McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle Fairchild A-10 Spartan Executive Beech Staggerwing Airbus 380 Spitfire Antonov An-2 F-18 Hornet Boeing 737 Boeing 777 Dornier D0 28 Gulfstream V J3 Cub  
  • Index of First Flights – February

    Mark Jones Jr
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Feedback needed: Should I clean up the format? Should I hyperlink or just leave it as plain text? What else do you like or not like about the layout? Send a tweet to @FlightTestFact with your thoughts.  Download this post instantly, as  pdf with hyperlinks or a csv, for free. Follow @FlightTestFact to see or search #flighttest on twitter for more rocket fuel for your brain. 2/1/1933 First flight #flighttest of the Boeing XF6B (the last Boeing biplane design for the US Navy) http://ow.ly/IhOo4 2/2/1944 First flight #flighttest of the Republic XP-72 http://ow.ly/tbYG6 via @afuseum…
  • Bracket C — what is the greatest airplane of all time

    Mark Jones Jr
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Have you made your nomination for the greatest airplane of all time? Have you downloaded your bracket for the tournament? These are the entries for Bracket C. Check back tomorrow for the final entries Bracket D, or see the following for Bracket A and Bracket B. North American P-51 Mustang Douglas A-26 Invader Saab JAS 39 Gripen Bell X-1 Eurofighter Typhoon Marchetti SF.260 Embraer EMB 120 North American XB-70 Dassault Mirage 2000 General Dynamics F-16 McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Focke Wulf FW190 deHavilland DH.98 Mosquito Sukhoi Su-27 Northrop T-38
  • Bracket B — what is the greatest airplane of all time

    Mark Jones Jr
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Have you made your nomination for the greatest airplane of all time? Have you downloaded your bracket for the tournament? These are the entries for Bracket B. Check back tomorrow for Bracket C, or see here for Bracket A. Boeing 747 Harrier Cessna 172 Douglas DC-3 Lockheed C-130 Hercules Piaggio P180 Avanti Airbus A320 Piper PA-23 Apache/Aztec ATR72 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Pipistrel Sinus Lockheed P-38 Lightning Grumman F-14 Tomcat Dassault Rafale Space Shuttle Vickers VC-10
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  • Fly In Constanza Febrero 2015

    admin
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The Members of the Aeroclub Naco organised the “2015 Constanza / February Fly In”. The “Aeronaco” pilots and his families enjoyed a day of weekend adventure flying. The Aeroclub Naco promotes aviation in the Dominican Republic with weekly training and followup for Pilots and student pilots in the island. More info in: www.aeroclubnaco.org *Fotos cortesia de Cristian Feliz D. y miembros del Aeroclub Naco. Constanza Fly In Photo Gallery  
  • Discipline and self-sustainability guide IDAC plan in 2015.

    admin
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Santo Domingo The general director of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), Alejandro Herrera, presented the Strategic Plan 2015, which focuses on discipline, hard work and meeting the targets set under the slogan “Working together towards excellence”. “One of our main goals for this year 2015, further strengthening our institution based on the discipline of all who interact on FAA, which undoubtedly impact on improving our air system,” Herrera said during an address to areas managers and department heads gathered to receive the balance of 2014 and projections…
  • ICAO/ OACI accredits the ability of the Dominican Republic

    admin
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The progress of the national aviation system, driven from the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), conform to the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), providing a more stable, efficient and with greater powers of surveillance service. Dr. Alejandro Herrera Rodríguez Secretario de Estado Director General del IDAC This was highlighted Loretta Martin, director of the NACC Regional Office of ICAO, in a statement released this day in print media of the country. Under the heading “ICAO proves the ability of the country” a text is published with the…
  • Airbus A320 with Patrouille Suisse / Ski World Cup Lauberhorn 2015

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    MUST WATCH VIDEO Airbus A320 together with Patrouille Suisse at the Ski World Cup Lauberhorn 2015
  • IDAC’s Technical Training Academy gets FAA Center of Excellence certification

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    The director of the Academy of Aeronautical Sciences (ASCA), an agency of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), Juan C. Thomas Burgos, expressed his satisfaction with the certification given to higher institute, credited as the Centre of Excellence. In a ceremony held at the beginning of week, Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Raymond Benjamin, accompanied by Diego Martinez, manager of Trainair plus program, presented the scrolls with which the ASCA is certified as Regional Training Center of Excellence. The general director of CABG, Dr.
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  • Your Message Is Important, So Tweet it Right

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    In general, the aviation community makes less use of social media than other groups. But just one quick search through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram demonstrates a healthy and ongoing online aviation conversation. For those who haven’t paid much attention, Twitter might seem like just a place where people gossip about their personal trivia: where they...
  • WBJ; Working the Room

    Greteman Group
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    New Exploration Place traveling exhibit Exploration Place held its VIP opening Jan. 23 for the new natioanl traveling exhibit Wildlife Rescue. 2. From left: Deanna Harms, Greteman Group; Phil Frick, Judy Frick and Susan Skibba, Exploration Place. Photo courtesy of Exploration Place. © Wichita Business Journal, 2015
  • Boosting Brains and Igniting Imaginations

    Deanna Harms
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    Here in the Air Capital, we keep our eyes to the skies. And we do what we can to help deserving stars shine even brighter. We recently chose Sedgwick County’s much-loved science and discovery center, Exploration Place, for pro bono support. Not only is Exploration Place celebrating its 15th anniversary, plans are underway for a new Design Build Fly exhibit....
  • Answers to Five Top Digital Aviation Marketing Questions

    Sarah Goertz
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    What is one of the biggest challenges you’re seeing in digital when it comes to aviation marketing? Aviation marketers with international audiences often find it difficult to accurately target their online promotions. When running a campaign designed for Latin America it might not make sense to announce a region-specific incentive on your corporate website for...
  • New Enews Looks Sharp, Scales to Your Device

    Sonia Greteman
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    You check your email on the go. More than 50 percent of the population does. So we made our quarterly enews easier to read using responsive design. Here’s a look at the steps we took to improve how we deliver our insights to your inbox. Could it be time to revamp your own enews with...
 
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    Air Facts Journal

  • Air Facts turns 4 (or 76) – what we’ve learned about pilots

    John Zimmerman
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Air Facts is a unique magazine, perhaps most interestingly because it is both old and new. The original Air Facts magazine was founded 76 years ago last month by Leighton Collins, serving an audience that barely existed at the time: pilots flying airplanes for personal transportation. Since then, the magazine has followed the arc of general aviation history and started the writing careers of some legendary authors along the way. This history offers tremendous perspective. Curious what the hot debates were in aviation during the 1960s? We can look them up in the archives. And yet, Air Facts…
  • Now that was real flying – stick and rudder in a 737

    John Laming
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Occasionally, while training pilots who have booked practice sessions because of forthcoming interviews and simulator assessments, I have started, “How about we first do some circuits and landings?” Some immediately go heads down into the computer display, typing a circuit with downwind waypoints, base leg turning points and final intercepts. Finally, a work of art, like a Pablo Picasso painting, is built up on the computer screen. After that, all the pilot needs to fly a perfect circuit is to keep the flight director needles centered. Well that is the theory, of course. A good pilot…
  • One (interesting) day in the life of a corporate pilot

    Jeff Tait
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    It was a nice spring day and I took the opportunity to catch up on some outside chores. With a small farm and barn, along with horses, fences, woods and such, there are always chores. In my profession as a corporate pilot, I have plenty of time to do these chores and other things around the property. However, the cell phone makes sure I am only a ring away… on call. Sure enough, after a fruitful day, as I get ready to settle in for the evening, the phone rings. It’s my office marine dispatcher wanting to know if I can fly a tugboat captain home right away as he has a family emergency in…
  • The low wing Cessna 170 – a great idea that didn’t fly

    Harry Clements
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    The three views, of the airplane described by the article title, that accompany this piece were taken from an “unofficial” board size drawing I knew I had stowed away somewhere around the house, but only recently found and reclaimed. The drawing is entitled “Preliminary Design, Model 170 Replacement” and dated February 2, 1955. It is initialed as drawn by “B.W.” That it doesn’t have a drawing number, nor an assigned project number for the model illustrated says it was not a formally established undertaking of the Cessna Flight Test, Aerodynamics and Preliminary Design group…
  • Learning to fly – is it worth it?

    Dan Littmann
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    Boeing has forecast a need for 88,000 new commercial pilots in North America over the next two decades. The U.S. pilot population and annual piston flying hours have steadily declined since 1980. A first officer flying under FAR Part 121 rules must now possess an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with up to 1500 hours logged prior to employment. The regional airlines are already feeling the effects of limited pilot supply. Representatives from government and industry recently met for a Pilot Supply and Demand Summit at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. Is all the glamor gone…
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    iPad Pilot News

  • Garmin Pilot optimized for helicopter operations

    Bret Koebbe
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Today Garmin released the first big update to the Pilot app for 2015, which adds a new set of features designed to make life easier for helicopter pilots. This update also expands the app’s integration with both panel-mount and portable Garmin avionics, including the G3X glass-cockpit system and GLO GPS receiver. As we’ve covered in the past, the Garmin Pilot app ranks near the top in terms of customer satisfaction and adoption rate among pilots flying with the iPad, and this new update makes the app even more capable. You’ll now see the highest obstacle depicted on…
  • New features added to FltPlan Go app

    Bret Koebbe
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The free FltPlan.com Go app has seen a steady stream of updates over the past few years, and 2015 is off to a good start as well. The app provides a wealth of resources for pilots, including flight planning tools, digital charts, moving maps, aviation weather and more. Here’s what’s new in the latest release: Pencil Tool: This lets you enter shapes, markers, and/or text on the moving maps section. For example you could use the Point tool to place a variety of symbols (like an cross, an X, a square, etc.) on the map to mark traffic pattern entry points, mark your house, or…
  • Top 6 tips for flying with Stratus

    Bret Koebbe
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    The Stratus ADS-B receiver has become the most popular weather receiver for the iPad. For many pilots it’s an everyday tool, used on short flights and long ones alike. While the basics of operation are pretty simple, there are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your investment. Let’s review the top 6 most helpful things we’ve learned after a few hundred hours flying with Stratus: 1. Mount it properly. Once Stratus is turned on, there’s really nothing more to do with the hardware, but getting it mounted in the right spot can affect performance. The ideal…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus mounts now available

    John Zimmerman
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate the larger screens on these new phones. The increased readability make the latest iPhones a great backup option as an Electronic Flight Bag, since it’s probably in your pocket already and one app subscription works on two devices at once. Even beyond backup, some pilots are using the iPhone 6 Plus as their primary EFB, finding its large-but-not-too-large size to be just right for yoke mounting. Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it’s smart to secure it in the cockpit. Some new options…
  • 10 shortcuts every iPad pilot should know

    Bret Koebbe
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    The iPad is a powerful tool right out of the box, but knowing a few shortcuts and hidden features can make it even more capable when using it in the cockpit. Here we’ve assembled our ten favorite shortcuts to help you get more utility out of your iPad both on the ground and in the air: 1. Swipe to Delete: This shortcut can be used in many places throughout the iPad, from the default Apple Mail app to the aviation app ForeFlight. It is traditionally used when you want to delete an item from a list in your apps, like Mail messages, songs or favorites. When viewing a list on the iPad,…
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    New Airport Insider

  • This is How Heathrow Airport Innovates

    Richard Harding
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Editor’s note: We are excited to bring you a new series featuring insights from Heathrow Airport exclusively on New Airport Insider. Today’s post introduces Heathrow’s internal process and upcoming ones will cover projects delivered by the innovation team. In this new series by Heathrow Airport’s IT Innovation team, we will share with you how we operate […]
  • Aviation Security: Why I Will Be Scared This Year

    Greg Principato
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Catchy title? Yes, I am more afraid in 2015 than I have been in years.  But afraid of what?  Am I afraid of ISIS/ISIL?  AQAP?  Al Shabaab?  Al Qaeda?  Al Nusra?  Lone wolf terrorists? No.  Not afraid of any of them. That does not mean I do not consider them dangerous, they are. That does not mean […]
  • Indonesia Airports Build: Why a Second Jakarta Airport

    Maxim Roelen
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport is one of the most congested airports in the world. As explained in part one, the largest Indonesian airport has failed to cope with passenger growth and will continue to do so in the future. This means that Jakarta is in desperate need of a second large airport to cope with future […]
  • A-CDM in Europe: Is the Ball Rolling?

    Kris de Bolle
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    In the course of one month, the ECAC zone could add 3 more Airport Collaborative Decision Making airports to its list of 12 in 2014. Latest to join was London Gatwick Airport on November 7th, and early October we welcomed Milano Malpensa Airport as Italy’s second, and Stuttgart Airport as Germany’s 5th addition already. Benefiting […]
  • Season’s Greetings from New Airport Insider

    Jinan Alrawi
    24 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    As 2014 wraps up, I want to share with you a few things. We are proud to be referenced on the 21st of December in FinanceAsia.com, paragraph before last. The only thing, they referred to us as an airline magazine. Further, here are the 3 most read articles, all time. No. 3 Australia Airports Build: […]
 
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    Keyboard and Rudder: Notes of a CFI

  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 4: Simulator training grinds on

    Larry M. Coleman
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Welcome to the jungle we take it day by day.If you want it you're gonna bleed but it's the price to pay...You can taste the bright lights but you won't get there for free...Welcome to the jungle it gets worse here every day.Ya learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play.—Guns 'n RosesAfter a rough start that wasn't as rough as I thought it was, things got actually rough. I still was unhappy with my first day, in large part because I didn't actually look at my training folder until the day of the last sim session.That was something I would do different if I had it to do over…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 4: Welcome to the simulated jungle

    Larry M. Coleman
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    Welcome to the jungle we've got fun and games.We got everything you want...In the jungle, welcome to the jungle.Watch it bring you to your knnn knne knees, knees.I want to watch you bleed!—Guns n' RosesDue to a backlog of captain upgrades, we got more time off than usual between ground school and sim. There weren't enough sim slots for both the Captains and FOs at FlightSafety Seattle, so we waited. A little extra time off can't hurt, because after ground school the brain needed a nice cool-down anyway.However, there can be too much of a good thing. Although I studied my flash cards nightly…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 3: Still more ground school

    Larry M. Coleman
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    The schedule has become routine, yet the end is near. Things aren't any easier this last week—in fact, the busy schedule gets even busier. In addition to the new material each day, the quizzes, the reading, and the studying, we now have to calculate and fill out weight and balance forms for the daily scenarios.What daily scenarios? Well, that's something new this week. We're being introduced to the aircraft's FMS: the Flight Management System. That's a fancy term for the computer that helps with the navigation. We learn how to enter the flight plan, fuel load, and passenger/cargo…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 2: More ground school

    Larry M. Coleman
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    As I've mentioned before, I teach the private pilot ground school at Lorain County Community College. Naturally, a chunk of that class is devoted to introducing the parts of an airplane and its systems and how they work together to create the miracle of flight. Everything from the tip to tail is covered over the first three weeks of class.Three weeks may sound like a lot of time, but keep in mind that this is a class that meets twice a week for just over an hour and a half each session. That means that three weeks of college classes is about 10 hours of contact time. Airline ground school is…
  • Logbooks, e-logbooks, and Safelog

    Larry M. Coleman
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    Pilots track their lives by the number of hours in the air, as if any other kind of time isn't worth noting.Michael ParfitThe Corn was Two Feet Below the Wheels", Smithsonian Magazine (May 2000)A logbook is the most important thing in a pilot's life. Not only does it contain the required information in "a manner acceptable to the Administrator" to prove that you're eligible for your pilot's certificate, it also contains a treasure trove of memories....First solo......That first time taking up a passenger after the big checkride......That trip around Tampa Bay and up the beaches on the Gulf on…
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    Airchive Latest

  • United Continues Efforts on Cost Cuts, Fleet Changes

    Airchive.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    United Airlines has made a lot of progress in its metrics but it’s not quite where it should be and will be working on closing the gap, said John Rainey, the carrier’s executive vice president and CFO in remarks at the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials conference.
  • Alaska Plots Capacity Growth, Updates Seattle Battle with Delta

    Airchive.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:17 am
    Alaska Airlines CFO Brandon Pedersen brushed off concerns about unit revenues and 2015 capacity growth, and reiterated his carrier’s competitive strengths in the Seattle market versus Delta Air Lines while addressing the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation, and Industrials conference yesterday.
  • JetBlue Can Juggle Wall Street, Customer Needs, Says CEO

    Airchive.com
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    New JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said his carrier can handle both increased demand from Wall Street and retain its goal of bringing humanity back to air travel in remarks at the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials conference today.
  • Voters Nix Raising Passenger Facility Charge Cap for Airports, Says New A4A Survey

    Airchive.com
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    Voters overwhelmingly oppose an increase in the Passenger Facility Charge, according to a new nationwide survey commissioned by Airlines for America, the trade organization that represents U.S. carriers.
  • JetBlue Unveils ‘The Lodge at OSC’ in Orlando

    Airchive.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    JetBlue Airways held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony here today to open its boutique hotel–The Lodge at Orlando Support Center–to serve the more than 7,000 crewmembers that visit the training facility each year.
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    Speedbird103.com » Aviation

  • Search for MH370 covers 40% of search area

    Editor
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    Despite having searched 9,200 square miles of ocean floor, flight MH370 has yet to be found. The search operation for the missing Boeing 777 has covered 9,200 square miles, an area the same size of South West England. 40% of the identified search area has been searched without any trace of the missing Boeing 777. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) are conducting the search for the missing Malaysian airlines aircraft, they said: “Assuming no other significant delays with vessels, equipment or from the weather, the current underwater search area may be largely completed around…
  • Air India to hire over 100 new pilots

    Editor
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    India’s national carrier Air India has announced it will hire more than 100 new Airbus co-pilots. According to a senior official at the airline, Air India is hiring more pilots to reduce flight delays. Air India’s poor on time performance has been a hot topic recently, flight delays have a been a concern for Air India management for sometime. It has emerged that the airlines’ poor on time performance is because of a lack of pilots and cabin crew. Last month Air India said it intended to hire an additional 800 cabin crew. The Air India executive did not want to be named, they…
  • British Airways 787 Fleet to Drop Paper Logbooks

    Editor
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Boeing has announced that the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has given British Airways approval to use Boeing’s Electronic Logbook on their 787 dreamliner fleet. The software developed by Boeing and Ultramain systems allows British Airways to eliminate paper log books from their 787 fleet. In a press release Boeing said that the software “enables unprecedented levels of communication between flight crew, cabin crew and ground-based maintenance and engineering staff, which translates into better passenger service and greater airline cost savings”. The electronic logbook…
  • Ryanair 30 years on: Infographic

    Editor
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    Special thanks to DPFOC - http://www.dpfoc.com/uk/ for creating and sending this to us! The post Ryanair 30 years on: Infographic appeared first on Speedbird103.com.
  • Airbus welcomes French Prime Minister

    Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:19 am
    France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls visited Airbus’ final assembly line in China. The Final Assembly Line China or FALC, is in the Chinese city of Tianjin. Airbus A320’s roll off the end of the production line in FALC, the French Prime Minister went to view where the structure of the aircraft is assembled. Airbus’ final assembly line in China is run as a joint venture between Airbus, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). The assembly line in Tianjin is Airbus’ first final assembly line outside of Europe. FALC makes up one…
 
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    How to Fly a Helicopter

  • Bell 205 Crash Landing leaves 2 injured

    captain
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    A Bell 205 helicopter operated by Guardian Helicopters has crash landed north of Springbank Airport at around 11am on Wednesday 4th February. At the time an instructor and a student where undergoing training and at a certain point it is said that “the helicopter had been at a certain altitude when it descended very, very rapidly in a somewhat uncontrolled fashion – striking the ground quite hard.” – Calgary EMS Bell 205 Tail Rotor As the helicopter struck the ground, the tail rotor came apart but luckily the Bell 205 stayed upright and both crew members where taken to hospital…
  • Indian HAL-Druv helicopters are on ‘restricted’ operations only

    captain
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:19 am
    Ecuador has suffered from various accidents from HAL-Druv Indian made helicopters. Such accidents prompted actions on the remaining helicopters to be operated only on restricted operations. Checks are currently being done on the remaining fleet. The Ecuadorian Air Force has acquired helicopters from HAL for about 45million in the year of 2009. Until now, two have crashed and other two had problems; the last two all in a short span of 2 weeks. On February 2014, a helicopter crashed while flying from Guayaquil to Quito, with only one crew member to survive. This Air Force helicopter was…
  • Helicopter searching for dirty-bombs

    captain
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    One may have seen this Bell 412 helicopter flying around, especially from January 22nd onwards. It has been preparing for the upcoming SuperBowl. What this helicopter does is that it records radiation levels in the area providing real-time readings of low level air and ground contamination. The helicopter is operated by NNSA which responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the USA. FBI requested this team to be as a QRF (quick reaction force) if any radiological emergency arise. This Bell 412 will continue to fly up till January 28 and by then will have covered around 22sqm. It flies…
  • DHL commences Helicopter operations from Heathrow Airport

    captain
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Courier company DHL has started helicopter delivery service from Heathrow Airport to Canary Wharf in an attempt to reduce transatlantic delivery times. Previously the journey to the East London banking district took two hours by road and now this will take only 20 mins via a daily scheduled helicopter service.  By doing this DHL will be able to put packages on earlier Trans Atlantic flights guaranteeing overnight delivery. This service came about following several requests from exisiting customers, DHL’s European CEO John Pearson said. DHL will be using a Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter…
  • SAR helicopter contract for Falklands

    captain
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a ten year contract to AAR, a US-based defence contractor, to provide Search and Rescue and other supporting roles in the Islands of Falklands. Candidates for this contract were amongst others Avincis, CGC Scotia, Cobham and one of the favorites; Bristow Helicopters. The UK will see the latter take SAR ops from April this year. The deal will be implemented from April next year with an estimated budget of $275 million. AAR will work alongside British International Helicopters which is currently the helicopter service provider on the islands. Currently,…
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    ASAP Fasteners

  • Ducommun Contracted to Supply Components for Raytheon’s Tomahawk Cruise Missile

    Joe Faruqui
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:06 am
    The highly accurate Tomahawk Block IV Land Attack Missile has been upgraded. The latest variant of the Tomahawk will include a two-way satellite data-link that allows for in air re-targeting. Planned upgrades to the Tomahawk will also include a more powerful warhead, upgraded communications, and a new seeker designed to hit moving targets on land … Continue Reading..
  • Alcoa Designs Weight-Saving, Cost-Effective Fasteners for the F-35

    Joe Faruqui
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:14 am
    Alcoa’s Power and Propulsion business division was awarded a 10-year USD$360 million contract to provide aluminum forgings used on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. As the key supplier for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, Alcoa provides several key components. Their advanced, patented 7085 alloy aluminum die forgings will be supplied. The forgings include 15 large bulkheads … Continue Reading..
  • Rockwell Collins: Keeping You Engaged Mid-Flight

    Joe Faruqui
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    Some of the modern features that Rockwell Collins has put into airplanes are not just for the pilots – many of them are found right in the cabin. In this age of technology, gone are the days of reading a newspaper or being forced to talk to that stranger sitting next to you on your … Continue Reading..
  • The Fuselage Automatic Upright Build (FAUB): Boeing’s New Robotic Riveting System

    Joe Faruqui
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:34 am
    Developed as a response to the Airbus A350 XWB long-range, twin-engine, wide-body jetliner, the Boeing 777X family of jetliners is expected to debut in 2020. The fuselage of the 777X wide-body calls for an impressive 60,000 fasteners—all of which are currently installed by hand. However, to meet the already-placed firm orders from Lufthansa, Emirates, Qatar … Continue Reading..
  • OshKosh Modernizes the U.S. Marine Corps Forklift Fleet

    Joe Faruqui
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    On September 29, 2014, the American industrial company OshKosh Corporation, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Marine Corps to modernize their extended boom forklift fleet. Valued at $99 Million, the contract calls for OshKosh to update 485 EBFLs, provide 100 armored cabs, and produce replacement parts. The EBFL is a military spec four-wheel drive, … Continue Reading..
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    Drones | Scoop.it

  • Cell Phone Technology And Drones To Assist With Search And Rescue

    DroneZon.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
    A new concept of search and rescue by combining mobile expertise and dronesDroneZon.com's insight:Some innovative work by Star Solutions in Barcelona to combine their years of experience with Cellular Networks and combine this with drones to assist in Search And Rescue Operations.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • Drones For Parcel Delivery Across Africa

    DroneZon.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:39 am
    Africa needs to spend billions on new transport infrastructure to meet the needs of its growing economy. Could cargo drones help plug the gap?DroneZon.com's insight:Drones flying to a distance of 80km and beyond may solve delivery problems across Africa where infrastructure is missing.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • Meet The Drones Patrolling Barcelona's Sewers

    DroneZon.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    The largest city on the Mediterranean Sea sits on giant flood-battling rainfall tanks, patrolled by drones to see what's going on in the sewers.DroneZon.com's insight:Terrific new use for drone. Far healthier and safer than sending workmen into this water and sewage tunnels under Barcelona.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • Tech City: Flying rescue robots to ‘save lives’ at sea

    DroneZon.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    Completely artificially intelligent drones could soon be saving lives at sea thanks to a Tech City start up which aims to drastically cut the numbers of people drowning around the world.DroneZon.com's insight:With the better view from above, drones help lifeguards get to the person in trouble a lot quicker. This is a terrific use of Drones in saving lives.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • The immigrant who became a drone firm boss

    DroneZon.com
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    How Mexican immigrant Jordi Munoz set up the largest US-based drone manufacturer, a company called 3D Robotics.DroneZon.com's insight:Great American success story. How a young man Jordi Munoz from Mexico came to America with very little. Met with Chris Anderson on the DIY Drones website. Both with a passion for drones and a dream. Now 3DR have 30,000 customers worldwide and hoping to reach 50,000 sales this year.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
 
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